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PRESS KIT

PROMO VIDEO:

A collection of original Squiggle Tooth music and covers in-studio

THE BAND:

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DENNIS ATLAS

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SEAN VAJRA

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TYLER
KRETCHMER

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SHELDON
BONADA

Dennis Atlas is a highly sought-after lead singer, frontman, keyboardist, guitarist and life-long music fan. He has performed nationally in 10 different classic rock tribute bands, and internationally in progressive rock bands Lufeh, Pattern-Seeking Animals, Bad Dreams, and now his own primary band Squiggle Tooth.

 

For years, audiences of thousands have been entertained and blown away by Dennis’s abilities to channel and authenticate many of classic rock’s greatest frontmen, but have become lifelong fans upon discovering his writing capabilities.

 

Thanks to loving, rock-and-roll parents; growing up, Dennis had access to VHS tapes of Queen concerts and Rush music videos, as well as CD’s, Vinyls, and 5.1 DVD’s of a plethora of classic progressive rock albums. As a lifelong Styx fanatic, he started his own Styx tribute band with his middle school buddies at 14, which was soon performing professionally in casinos, still as teenagers, before they were even legally allowed to be in them.

 

After having released 3 albums of original material and performing around the world, Dennis was thrilled and honored to round-up his most loyal, committed, and musically advanced band mates to form the career-focused band: Squiggle Tooth, in 2022.

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Sean Vajra's unique approach to guitar and wicked sense of perfect pitch brings Squiggle Tooth a special sense of musicality and flash.

 

Capabilities on 6-, 7-, 12-string, electric, acoustic, mandolin, lap steel, midi, double-neck, Spanish laud, and more is only one little part of what makes Sean one of the most versatile guitarists in the business.

 

Conveniently, Sean has an impeccable ability to express on guitar what most musicians could only dream, with a seemingly unlimited palette of playing styles. Plus, Sean’s outstanding vocal range helps facilitate the band’s ability to recreate iconic harmonies live on stage using no pre-recorded music. All that, coupled with his mean veggie burger-making skills, makes Sean an incomparably perfect guitarist for Squiggle Tooth.

 

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Tyler Kretchmer has the groove and punch to make any live rock show a good time. Born and raised in Redding, CA, he later moved to the sunny Orange County coast to pursue a life of rock and roll and a good day or two of surfing.

 

When he's not pounding away at his 6-stroke paradiddles and flam taps, the blue-eyed heartbreaker has been known to break out an electric guitar or make use of his soulful voice.

 

The members of Squiggle Tooth discovered Tyler’s unique talent in 2020 through a Craigslist ad, and quickly recruited him for Squiggle Tooth and all their associated tribute projects (Styxology and Queen Legion). The ad read “DON’T BOTHER APPLYING IF YOU CAN’T NAIL THESE SONGS” (Rush’s Tom Sawyer, and Styx’s One With Everything, amidst a few others). He showed up on day one with the songs learned “to a tee” and the team have been like brothers ever since.

 

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Sheldon Bonada has performed in national touring acts for over 15 years, worked as a session bassist for Hans Zimmer, David Foster, and has appeared on stage with members of Yes, Foo Fighters, Boston, and Deep Purple.

 

If Sheldon wasn't so unmistakably defined as a tremendous friend, father, band mate, singer, and bass man of all bass men, he would have to be defined as a bass-gear-collecting NUT! This man plays stereo bass with his fingers, feet, and sings all at the same time depending on the song (or his mood).

 

Having played a critical role in the formation of the band, he brings a strong dedicated mindset to the ensemble as a whole, and a particular level of power and precision to the show.

MORE VIDEOS:

Karn Evil 9 1st Impression Part 2;
the infamous Emerson, Lake, & Palmer masterpiece performed live in-studio

A collection of RUSH songs performed LIVE in concert at a Squiggle Tooth show featuring Sheldon and Sean on Moog synth pedals!

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YES - Roundabout (partial song) live at The Canyon

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